The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1939 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 25, 1939
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1989 But Failures Fail To Cuili Enthusiasm; Caffts Full ' Of 'Ex's' BLYTHEVILLE,'(ARK.) COURIER NEWS Always Create Stir . There's always a stir In n New York night club when a By HELEN WOKDKN (Written for NBA Service) NEW YORK, Nov. 24.-Wcddln ? hells may night clubs but they play a sour lunc. For every dozen cafe marriages,-there are 11 crack-lips in Reno. Do the.boys aim girls «.},„ arc the major patronage of these fashionable luzt. spots pay any attention to these matrimonial crarh- es, or do they like to lake a gambler's chance and hope for the best? After scanning the recent list of acknowledged and suspected night club romances, one would be inclined to the latter theory. "Teddy" Lynch, the cnfe society song bird, and Paul Getty, the millionaire oil operator, who first met at the Slork Club, cabled I friends last Friday from Tlaly that they were married two and a hall months ago in Rome SOME ARE SUCCESSFUL Earlier In the week, Eileen Hei- rick and George Lowther, two of cafe society's most faithful standbys, declared, in spite of the objections of Miss Herrick's parents, their intention to marry. About- — ""' "" '" " lvknv IurK '"B" 1 this same time, Frederick Kugel <l unl '' c "« like this enters. Pictured arriving at The Patio and Marianne Ward, who have Mr. and Mrs; Bob Topping (she's the former Gloria Bnkcr) right, Mi unexpectedly at the homo of Marianne's sister, Isobelle, who met- her i( husband, Robert Coogan, at an ' Armando party. • Tile Coogans' marriage is one of the few night club romance that has continued in a happy mood. The Bob Riordans who eloped from the Stcrk . Club on New Year's Eve, live years ago, might also be included in this category. Sherman Billingsley, the Stork Club's proprietor, drove the couple to Elkton, Md. They returned to New York New Years' Day and celebrated with n wedding breakfast at the Stork "Club. Since, they have settled down on a farm where they beast they arc the happiest couple In 48 stales. That's one side of'the night club love story. JUST TOO nnjOII FOR JANE TOPPING listen to, the plaint or beautiful jane Shattuck Topping,'.-? e\ wife JcHSpJqiiplaying JBob'.Topping who 'is now married to Glom Baker, half sister of Alfred Qwynnc Vanderbilt. Mrs. Topping poured this tale into my ears wheri she and her husband were being di I vorced a year ago. ' "New York's night clubs have been the cause of our troubles," she said. "I like the Stork and El Morocco, Heaven knows, but I couldn't go- to them evening after evening, stay up until •) in the morning, sleep all day, get up at 4 in the afternoon and start alt over again. I wanted something more out of life than that. Bob literally kept his office at 21. We were married from that ?tace." Jack Krindler, the elder of the two partners at Jack and Charlie's 21 W. 52nd St., was their witness at Armonk, N. Y., the tiny Westchester village, which was the current Gretna Green. Jack says he has gone to more than 500 weddings, all the culmination of romances which, started in his club He _was silent when nsked .what I proportion of these turned out happily. ' Jack and Charlie's also was the scene of the purchase ot Gloria Baker's engagement ring. Bob had eight jewelers .meet' 'hm'u'al 21, each with a selection of diamond _ rings that ran up into the hundreds of thousands. A private rocm on the third floor of the club was turned over to the jewelers and Mr. Topping. IF AT FIRST- AM) SO ON As a rale, the failure of one night club romance doesn't seem to discourage the principals. Marion Snowden fried three times before she finally found the right man. Her first husband was Prince Giorolamo Rospigliosi. Her mother hinted that it was Marion's Texas oil fortune and not her blonde beauty that attracted the Italian nobleman. At any rate she opposed the marriage. Her lack of approval evidently discouraged Marlon. In 1035. four years after she married the Prince, she divorced him in Mexico. By that time Marion's pretty- baby face was known to all night club photographers. Pictures of her appeared on the society pages, dancing with Louis Reed, a young Jersey millionaire, at El Mcroc- co or the Stork Club. They were married In 1936, but it didn't last. Society knew H wouldn't when Marion began to he seen constantly at El Morocco with Bradley Dresser. Tiielr's was a nulet wedding. Occasionally when they are not basking in the Bermuda sunshine or yachting in the Caribbean, they come back to El Morocco for a re-union with old friends, Often as not, in these cafe society romances, such a re-union is opt to Include ex-husbands and ex-wives. When Johnny Welsmueller and his bride. Beryl Scott, of San Francisco, returned from their wedding at Garfleld, N. J., to the are, Iclt, ] , and at One of the latest cafe society romances to end at the altar is that or millionaire Paul • Getty and Louise Dudley (Teddy) Lynch, society songstress, whose marriage in Rome has just been revealed. Tliey are pictured in the Stork Club. Stork Club to celebrate last Auguest, Lupe Vclez, Johnny's ex- wife, was there to congratulate them. Seminole Tribe Seeks Isolated Mexican Lands SEMINOLE, Okla. (UP) — The Seminole Indians of Oklahoma still are seeking title to lands in Mexico where they plan to establish a colony away from the influence of the white man. Tribesmen, many cf them oil rich, hopo to send a delegation to Mexico City to press their claims with [he Mexican government for nn area won by Chief Wildcat and a band of Seminole warriors many years age. One delegation, headed by Chief George Jones, went to Mexico recently but -*as unable to obtain interviews with officials. The tribe includes some of the wealthiest Indians in the world, made rich by the fabulous Seml- ncle. oil field opening of a decade ago. Many of Ihc richer Indians, who have accepted modern ways] oppose the plan to move, however. The tribe uas moved to the Indian Territory,' new Oklahoma, before the Civil War from Florida. Previously, the Indians had resisted white encroachment by force of arms. A segment of the tribe still remains in the Florida Everglades. they're wailing. I have moulds with which they can make plaster casts. Then there are toys and dolls, and funny wallpaper in my office. I never keep youngsters waiting more than 20 minutes and I talk to them in their own language. That's just common sense, 'I let them help me in the chair, hold cotton, rolls and fill the water glass." Dentist Offers Tips To Soothe Child Patients BOSTON (UP) - Visits to the dentist can be made pleasurable fcr children through application of modern psychology, Dr. Walter T. McFall, Tennessee dental psychologist, told delegates at the 15th anniversary meeting of the Massachusetts State Dental Society. "We must make the experience in, the dentist's office as attractive as possible to children," he said. "I remember when I was n child, looking up at a big giant of a dentist, severe as a dragon, and quaking in my shoes. "New when children come to sec ne, I get right down to their level I find out the visitor's nickname beforehand, and when Percival Archibald Smith arrives, I 'greet the 10-year-old with 'Hiya, Shorty, how's it coming?' Shorty loves It and forgets to he afraid. "And I keep them busy while Baby Grand Piano Built In Pocket Size Model ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (UP)—A pocket model baby grand piano is being constructed here by James R-ivelti A spare time project of Riveltl's the miniature piano is 5 3-4 inches Icng and 4 1-4 Inches wide. Already under construction for one and one-half years, the instrument is scheduled for playing condition in another six montlis. The 28-year-old steel mill 'carpenter has installed a keyboard of 28 keys, the white ones being one- eighth of an inch in width and the black keys measuring one-sixteenth of an inch. Rlvetti is a privale piano teacher and has comoosed three marches. City-Owned Utilities 'Gain in California SACRAMENT, Cal. (UP) — Municipally owned public utilities In California increased their revenue 58 per cent during the past 10 years, the state comptroller's office has reported. Jn announcing a steady trend toward public ownership,. "the report showed that 216 city-owned utilities grossed $17,388,150 In 1938, compared with $49,104,862 in 192B. Twenty-three electric light and power companies accounted for $35,177,119. HU-Wfi Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning ~ Lack Of Funds Closes Schools, Forces Children Into Long Vacation Hy NKA Service TOLEDO, O., Nov. 24.—Speclaclo of a metropolitan American city of HOO.OOO barring the doors of Its schools and temporarily abandon- Ing ll.s whole educational program In nild-ynir because of luck of funds lias become a Irajjtc reality hero. More than 40,000 students packed up their books and went home Nov. 22. They'll return in January—If schorls open then. If nol, there'll be even more weeks of this economic vacation. Here's Ihc sloi.v In words ol (hose most concerned'. Snys (he Hoard of Education president, peppery, bnld Edward K. Eviuis: "The pmiHc won't accpjit nny inure taxes. AVe warned them we'd cilosp, Hie schools It tlicy didn'l give us more money. Well, .the ediicallon of llicir children Is. their hi'iulache, now." Snys 11 high school senior, Francis Adamskl, ii; "I want (o finish my education. I liccrt a diploma "to Kt>t u Job." Says a teacher, Russell Brown: "It's a tragedy for the khls, but we teachers I'an'l keep on without pay." Snys a taxpayer, Waller Uticrtschl: "If tlic education board pulls another election to try In inlse dtiufh, we'll knock their iianls oil' again." Says a father: "The schools should slay ojii'D, hut pul smile new men oi( the school board. These K«ys - irastc i our money." Buys a mother: "I don't think th c teachers' liay should be cut because they have a lot of rcspoiisiblllly for Oiir children, but we don't need brass bunds and dances in the schools." STATE LAWS IIKM* .TO BLAME Crux of the mailer lies In slate laws, sny school hoard officials. Sehcols legally can pet funds from two sources only; specially voted real estate levies when taxes exceed the ten-mill limit; and the subsidy from which Toledo eels $1.300,000. Worst hit town of its size during the depression, Toledo Saw re/illy values drop to half their 1929 average; saw assessment rates sliced; school Income from taxe.s drop from more than four million to Just over two million dollars. Teachers have been working at anywhere from 63 to 88 per cent of their base salaries. Pram 1933 to IQ35, 2? per cent of their pay was In script. Since mid-August of this year, teachers have received only two weeks' pay. By January, Ihcy will have lost in unpaid salaries a total of nearly four million dollars in seven years. By the time school closed, red ink on the school books showed n deficit of $603,671. Were school to keep until January 1. an additional $400,000 in teacher salaries would be .due, boosting the deficit to more than one million dollars. The board of education says It just can't lake It. SEEK TO FORCE TAX ELECTION They say they'll probably settle by forcing another tax levy election. Heading the pro-levy forces Is President Evans, sprightly and sixtyish. Hc was first elected to the board when his son, Eddie Jr., was the high school football hero Ho sums up the problem: "Tills Is a case of lost revenues; of unwillingness by real estate owners to carry a heavier tax burden; of lack of a scheme to create new Income; and a public apathetic to school welfare" CAMS TAX LEVY CIVIC "BURDEN" Leather-lunged Walter Baertschi is the most voluble of the cpiw- ncnts to the tax lavy. President of a sharc-lhe-wealth organization called Friends and Neighbors, Inc., he takes credit for quashing the proposal at the polls in November. School boardmen say large real estate holders approve h.'s stand. Once a vigorous backer of Father Coiifhlin, he has now spilt with the radio priest. He says: Aoledo School Fiinrl F,vliinctArl! im ! st , wo ctoso 6ch °°''? T "'<>«« ^^ vivj ^/\. IIAJVJ. J. UI1.U J-J A lid LlSlcCl «'Iccclvcd public to vole sllll hlgh- Ilw?llfc3B»^J^«s^TW:^«^^^^ "r taxes" » looks like n UIIIK vacation f<ir ll,e sc cr taxes' Toledo, once tv wealthy Indus- trim lorni, Is making a Insl ditch flBht ngiilnst the ciulxolle economics of today and she's fighting without, ulnle -help. "Like Mlcuwber, wo kept hoping something would lurn up;" snld a school board oradiii. "it turned up, but H IVIM wrong." IVhert school dosed, Francis Ailnuiskl looked like n very puz- 'ji'il xntl unhiijiiiy lad. lie wauls Unit tllplonm by June so he can K''l iniu the Army Air Curus fdiool. "We want to make reiil estate mi attractive Inveslnicul, mid add to imploymcnt. Why burden the ue- .unuucrcd lioine owner who Is on relief ivltli tanas upon ta.vcs? "Our touchers' salaries arc loo ngh, Tlie inlntimim pay here Is $1350 while In Ccluinbu.s n com- >nrnblc (own, 11 la only $1000. The maximum 1>n y here us $3150 while In Columbus It's $'2000. "The school ofllclals niicl' tench- Soy Beans We Arc Buyers For All Varieties of Soybeans. Sec or Phone Us for Highest Daily Offer. Biyiheville Soybean Corp. So. R.R. Sf. Phone 555 era "vc slnt'luy » s!l down strike and are holding (h c schools as ron.som. "The Hoard of Education hns employed little school children to l'«nd out falso propaganda at dec lion booths. They 'have offered A'-.murks to students working ror them at election Unm. "The schools have on hand $150,000, and $361,000 from the slate subsidy Is due this week. Why Bands Perform Well In Parade Held,At Memphis 'Hint this section is fast becotri- IK very band-miniled was evidenced by the showing made by school bunds of niylhevllle, Holland and Wilson which participated In (ho Spirit of Christmas parade last nlnht In Memphis, Of the Hi bands invited to take imil, Utcrc worn more from Ihls section limn any purl of the Mld- Soulh. While some bands were larger; none hnd better formation, played tailor or had more attractive nm- Jovcllcs limn those of tho Dlylhc- vllle group, Miss Mury Jean Af- Illck, leader, wn.i llio only Iwlrler who threw her baton high' Into tlic air ns she strutted clown Main street without fullering, Equally as attractive were the oilier four inajorcltcs, Misses Sal- llc Malhls, Sara [xm McCutchen, Peggy White and Betty .Dodson who created much comment among the thousands of spectators who llu'onsed the walks and buildings lo view, the parade. ,• • Mncli favorable comment ; was ulso heard of the Holland .nnd Wilson bands wllli peoplo . surprised Dial two such small towiis could boast uniformed bunds which plnyed well am niade very good appearances, R. u Morris, Jorm- eily director of the school band "ere, directs the Holland band which had about 30 members while the Wilson group had about tin c<iual number. . TERM I NIX TERMINATES TERMITES BRUCE-MEMPHIS Townsend Club Jn Business Session Members ol he Townsend c!ub, No, One, met last night at the court house tot a business session. Mrs, Minnie LcSIeur spoke on the "Townscnd plan" to a large group who attended. SAN FRANCISCO (UP) - Utlle 3K-yoar-:Id Bobble Sullivan Is believe dto be the youngest person In the world ever to realize the thrill, secretly nourished in almost every boy's heart, cf turning In n false mnrm of fire and seeing the /Ire department come romping. Seme- one e«vc Bobble a small ladder. He promptly braced It against the me nlnrm box and turned In the r.lavni. He uns still occupying the vanlagc point when the fire engines arrived. BUY NOW PAY NEXT FALL Von'can Iiuy anything in our line now, paylnn only one-half down and the balance next fall, providing the total bill amounts <o $46 or more.' HUBBARD FURNITURE CO. ;;; ' IT'S AN OLD ..,-.'. ' • • '."Air. ,'•• American Custom A little more than three hundred years ago a small group of men .... hardy, earnest, earnest, God-fearing . . . finished 'their harvest and prepared themselves ton-winter. It was their first harvest in the New "World, and gratitude was in their hearts. : / We of today would see little in their lot to occasion .gratitude.. Strangers in^a strange land . . . with no luxuries and few comforts, menaced by hostile Indians and food shortage . . . those Pilgrim Fathers set aside a day of Thanksgiving for the year's bless- in R-S. Thus they established a custom that is now older than our Republic .-. . our oldest native holiday. Momentous chancres have come into American life. Growth has built a country which, more than any other in the world, gives its inhabitants soundlv sufficient reasons for considering themselves blessed - - - for returning sincere Thanksgiving. In the vast and many-sided development that pro- duced modern American life, advertising life, advertising played its part. It has been a vital ally of industrial growth and production; it has fostered honest dealing, helped to bring many comforts and luxuries within the reach of all; it has been . . . and is a staunch protector of the buy ing public. I

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